SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The City of Santa Barbara says it will begin construction of storm water infiltration projects in City-owned parking lots beginning in early May.
The project will include the installation of permeable pavers at Stevens Park, Oak Park, and the Westside Neighborhood Center.
The existing asphalt parking lots will be replaced with permeable pavers in order to allow storm water and urban runoff to infiltrate into the ground. The City says this design demonstrates a retrofit that complies with its Storm Water Management Program by detaining and treating the volume of water generated by a one inch storm event.
Construction is scheduled for the following dates (subject to change):
- Stevens Park: May 6 - June 27
- Westside Neighborhood Center: May 28 - July 13
- Oak Park Tennis Court Parking Lot: June 18 - August 3
- Oak Park Main Parking Lot (includes picnic and stage areas): August 5 - October 25
Funding for this project has been provided in part through an agreement with the State Water Resources Control Board, and by the City of Santa Barbara Creeks Division through Measure B.